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Style File: What To Wear To A Wedding

It’s spring which means that wedding season is upon us, and what better way to get excited than by planning your ultimate wedding outfit for any occasion.

From traditional indoor weddings, to beach locations and evening receptions, we’ve got the guidelines of what to where when, and our top styling tips to ensure you’re looking your best whether you’re after bridesmaid clothing online or simply a stunning ladies cocktail dress.

Outdoor Wedding:

An idyllic country setting is the perfect place for a wedding. Put together a relaxed outfit to harmonise with the pastoral, outdoorsy vibe.

An outdoor wedding is all about flirty floral, feminine fabrications and comfortable styles.

We love gathered dresses or long maxi’s with wedges or strappy heeled sandals. Add a colour pop lip and statement jewels to make the outfit pop!

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City Wedding:

City weddings are the perfect opportunity to team smart tailoring with bold accessories. It’s all about formal sophistication and easy elegance: think clean lines, high heels and statement accessories.

A midi dress is your go-to for a city wedding. Try printed variations for a little colour and add killer heels for added height. A tailored blazer and a structured tote are the ultimate add ons.

Beach Wedding:

The secret to beach dressing is choosing floaty silhouettes and light fabrics. Go bold with colours – pieces in ocean-inspired hues or dramatic shades will take you from sunrise to sunset. Add strappy sandals with unique embellishment for added glamour.

Casual Wedding:

No matter how causal a wedding is, jeans and a top are a no-go. Instead opt for a printed dress and sandals or a skirt and silk cami combination. Simply lower the heel height and try loose flowing styles.

Evening Reception:

An evening wedding is a great chance to go all out with a stunning dress and high heels. Try look at me prints, statement florals or leather. Don’t be afraid to play with fabrications. An evening reception party is all about having a little fun.

General Rules What NOT to wear:

Now that we’ve got you covered on what you should wear, why not suss out what not to wear.

As a general rule don’t:

  • Wear white – don’t risk upstaging the bride, seriously. You’ll thank us later.
  • Black –typically the colour of mourning and funerals, steer clear of black styles and play with prints and colours instead. If that’s not your type, try a navy blue or emerald green dress in luscious silks or chiffons.
  • Wear jeans and a tee – enough said.
  • Anything too low cut or short – it’s all about class

When in doubt ask those going to the wedding or the bridal party, they’re sure to have some tips and tricks!

Need help finding the perfect outfit for your upcoming wedding? Make sure you contact ladies clothing online store AlibiOnline and we would love to help you pick the perfect look.

Need help with sizing? Follow our top tips below to ensure you choose the right style every time.

Tip 1: Leave time for alterations

As most of us aren’t a standard size, chances are you or one of your bridesmaids will need alterations. Whether you’re bigger on the bust or curvier on the hips make sure you leave time for any needed alterations and order as early as possible. Let us know if you are getting alterations and we may even be able to source you some fabric!

Tip 2: Take the right measurements

AlibiOnline measures every single garment as soon as they arrive. We love to provide you with the most detailed and accurate information. Please refer to our product descriptions for all your measuring information as well as each product size chart which is tailored to the specific brand and their standard sizing.

Tip 3: Contact us

Here at AlibiOnline we love to help! Unsure of your ladies dresses clothing size? Email us or Ask Alibi and we are happy to give you all the information you need.

Let us know in the comments below what type of weddings you have coming up and what you’ll be wearing!